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post #81 of 88
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Originally Posted by hibana View Post
Yup, my nether regions eat undies too. I'm glad I'm not alone- I thought I was some kind of freak.
I apparently also have an undie eating crotch monster too. I always found it baffling to get holes in the crotch part and no where else.
post #82 of 88
Just gotta love you ladies :. I've had a few black crotches bleach but not all.
I just thought it depended on the dye in the cotton, and how it reacted to the acid in CM. Would it be the same reason I have 2 cotton t-shirts out of the many I've owned and worn that bleached under the arms. I had to throw them out, and I only use the same crystal deoderant all the time. And my others are fine, it was just those two that did it, so I thought it was the dye again.
Oh, and i have to add about the crotch thing. My sister once had a stream of tiny black ants get into her undie drawer and they ate the crotches in her undies. She is super clean and she was horrified. Must be a chemical residue stays in the cloth or something : Her DH got great amusement out of calling her "SugarBabe" for weeks after. :
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Originally Posted by lillydilly View Post
Her DH got great amusement out of calling her "SugarBabe" for weeks after. :

post #84 of 88
Hmmm... no bleaching here, even though a lot of my underwear are dark. But I'm glad that a couple people posted about the crotch getting "worn out" prematurely, and someone else has staining on lighter underwear, because those are my issues.

It is funny that none of us have ever talked to anyone about this before! Yay MDC!
post #85 of 88
Add me to the list of those with magical bleaching hoo-hoos. Amazingly, I can also stain undies an interesting shade of pale yellow (it's not pee). It's been a problem since I started wearing undies.
post #86 of 88
So I myself was worried over this issue so I googles it...google didn't help much so I caved and asked my mom being 22 it was slightly embarassing but she is a labor and delivery nurse so I figured why not?... the answer is your vaginal ph balance is off enough to have a bleaching effect.its something you can't quite control since you don't know if your levels are too high or too low...
post #87 of 88

So, this doesn't happen to me but I did just read through all five pages of this thread because I really want to know what causes it! 

post #88 of 88

Well, I have good news for the bleach-crotch sisterhood (of which I am a member myself)...

 

It's likely caused by a hydrogen-peroxide-producing bacteria.

 

And at least according to this study, some of those bacteria are thought to be possibly beneficial to the vaginal ecosystem:

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC267286/

 

And it is a very common phenomenon (as beautifully illustrated in this hilarious thread)

 

However, if you're having any symptoms along with the bleaching problem, I'd still mention it to your doctor.

 

Hope that's helpful! 

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